Sunday, October 09, 2016

Queen of Katwe

If you have at least half a brain and half a heart (although with what is going on in this year's  US Presidential election, I am questioning even that assumption), go see "Queen of Katwe"! I really, go now!

This movie, which is based on a true story, follows the struggle of a 10-year old Phiona Mutesi in abject poverty in Uganda to become a chess master. But even that doesn't quite give you the whole story. It is a struggle out of a situation where you see no way out, it is how you changed but still trying to connect with who you are, and not lose those who come along with you.

This is the movie you've complained that Hollywood doesn't make. It has a heart, an intelligence, and a sincerity that are lacking in those blockbuster movies. You'll leave the movie theater uplifted and optimistic about the human spirit and what can be accomplished.

It is the perfect antithesis of the nastiness that you see in the news lately.



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